Charles W. Ward Reservation, Andover, Massachusetts
when a whole tree is like one great scarlet fruit full of ripe juices,
every leaf, from lowest limb to topmost spire, all aglow,
especially if you look toward the sun!
What more remarkable object can there be in the landscape?...
If such a phenomenon occurred but once,
it would be handed down by tradition to posterity, and get into the mythology at last...
HENRY D. THOREAU, Autumnal Tints